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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: beer and baseball, paying for waiting, a second life for cereal boxes, growing veggies at home, and free alerts for your cell phone.

1. Which baseball stadiums have the priciest beer?

[The Consumerist] Finally, someone asks the question America really wants to know. And the answer isn’t New York or Boston or Chicago or Los Angeles. It’s Detroit: “At $8.75 for a small beer, visitors to Comerica Park pay the most for a small beer.”

2. Professional line-waiters

[Bargaineering] This article is about how to pay people to wait in line – at rates from $36 to $50 per hour. But I hope there’s a follow-up story about how we can become line-waiters. Because it seems lucrative for very little effort.

3. 19 uses for empty cereal boxes

[Wise Bread] For some reason, articles like these suck me right in – even though I’ll probably never use these creative ideas. I suppose I just admire the thinking that comes up with them. My favorites: masks, business cards, and notepads.

4. 4 home vegetable garden ideas & types on a budget

[Money Crashers] Want to grow veggies at home and don’t know where to start? If you Google it, you’ll get so much advice you’ll get quickly overwhelmed. So start with this primer that covers everything from location to composting to pest control.

5. Bill shock no more: alerts from wireless providers coming soon

[Consumer Action] While not a personal finance blog in a traditional sense, this is still a must-read for the consumer-conscious. And this time, there’s an announcement I hadn’t heard elsewhere: The FCC and wireless service providers will “start sending alerts to subscribers when they may impose additional charges.” Now that’s what I call consumer action.

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